Refreshing watermelon juice limeade with vodka and frozen watermelon juice cubes is the perfect summer drink! Make it without alcohol to make it kid friendly!
I have another favorite drink and yes I am drinking it ALL.THE.TIME.
This drink got created out of coincidence. I had a huge watermelon sitting on my kitchen counter top and with only two of us around, I knew it would take a long time to finish it up so well making a drink out of it with lots of booze seemed the most sensible adult thing to do! And it worked! We ended up finishing 3/4 of the giant watermelon because well watermelon+limeade+vodka = who can say no to that?!
My summer bucket list is not even ready yet and I feel summer is already slipping away. How are we already in mid july?? Jerry keeps telling me how Christmas will be here soon and I must say I get panicky because I mean, this year just started! How can Christmas be here in like few months?!! I want summer to stay for few more months so I can cook with all the fresh produce. Last month has been so busy that it has been sort of really hard to cook and concentrate on work properly but I am keeping my fingers crossed and hoping to get stuff done.
These watermelon cubes are my new best friend. I mean I have been always in love with the idea of using fruit juices as ice cubes because well, let’s admit, ice cubes waters down the drink so much that after few minutes it starts to feel you are having a water based drink. But not anymore! These cubes keeps the drink flavorful & chilled till the end. And you can even use them in your water, or simply enjoy them as small watermelon pops.
What are you all drinking this summer?? Any favorites? I have not been able to enjoy much of the summer until now and my top priority on my bucket list is to go for a picnic! Yes it might sound totally silly but I have been dying to lie down on fresh grass, eat picnic snacks out of basket (which I must mention I don’t own!), gaze at the sky and read. It’s been so long since I read a book!!
This drink + Book = my ideal summer!
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- 2 cups chopped wtaremelon
- 6 cups chopped watermelon
- ½ cup vodka
- 4 tbsp honey or sweetener of your choice
- Juice of 2-3 limes
- In a blender blend 2 cups of watermelon and pour the juice into ice cube molds and freeze.
- In the same blender, add 6 cups of watermelon and blend. Strain it to get smooth juice. To this juice mix vodka, lime juice and melted honey. (Simply warm up honey on super low flame for a minute until it starts to loosen) Stir this mix and taste and adjust sweetener or lime or vodka as per taste. Cover and chill until serving time.
- For serving pop some frozen watermelon ice cubes in a glass and add the watermelon vodka limeade on top. Enjoy!
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cheri saysJuly 14, 2015 at 10:55 AM
Hi Ami, this drink looks so refreshing with or without the alcohol, I’m going to try my hand at a shrubs which is a vinegar based drink. You can add club soda to it. Take care!
Manali @ CookWithManali saysJuly 14, 2015 at 11:37 AM
What a refreshing drink Ami, love it! 🙂 I know, how is it mid-July already??!! Time is flying like crazy!
Sues saysJuly 14, 2015 at 9:58 PM
I want to drink this all summer long!!
Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy saysJuly 15, 2015 at 4:47 AM
This looks so refreshing. The perfect summer drink!
Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice saysJuly 15, 2015 at 6:34 AM
I love those watermelon cubes! Such a great idea, Ami! And this drink sounds so refreshing. Love the pretty color, too!
Mira saysJuly 15, 2015 at 9:30 AM
This is such a creative way to make a drink! Love it! pinning!
Arpita@ The Gastronomic Bong saysJuly 15, 2015 at 10:57 AM
This drink is Summery and refreshing!! Love the idea.. 🙂
Katalina @ Peas and Peonies saysJuly 16, 2015 at 10:18 AM
The perfect summer cocktail. I can’t get enough of the watermelon flavor this season, so I really like the way you used it in this cocktail.
Eleanor Streit saysJuly 19, 2016 at 8:19 AM
This looks great but I’m guessing you have to remove every seed from melon. Even seedless melon still have the little white seeds
naivecookcooks saysJuly 19, 2016 at 11:17 AM
Hi Eleanor no I don’t worry about white seeds in seedless watermelons. Just blend and strain! It will be good to go 🙂 Hope you try!
Linda @ Veganosity saysJuly 16, 2015 at 3:02 PM
I’m not a big vodka drinker but I think I’d love this. Like you said, how can you say no to watermelon, lime juice, and vodka?
Savita @ ChefDeHome saysJuly 20, 2015 at 2:07 PM
Very refreshing combination of flavors, Ami! Loving the pictures!
Evi @ greenevi saysJuly 21, 2015 at 2:55 AM
Vodka and watermelon are so amazing together! Your ice cube idea is just fantastic too, have to try 😉
Monica saysAugust 5, 2015 at 2:24 PM
Love this… I also freeze grapes to add to my wine so it does not get watered done.